Saturday, March 01, 2008

John McCain: Pope Endorses McCain - To Offset Any, All and Future Denunciations

The Pope, a rabbi, a blond, a lawyer, a gay man, an Irishman, a Pole, a Puerto Rican, and a black man all walk into a bar. "What is this," queries the barman, "some kind of a joke?!?"

An Irishman walks out of a bar...

Jesus walks into a bar, slaps three nails down on the counter, and asks the bartender, "Can you put me up for the night?"

WILLIAM HENRY POPE -- The name, Pope, is an early English surname of the class whose origin is found in nicknames. It signifies literally 'the pope', and was applied at the beginning of the surname era to one of austere, ascetic or ecclesiastical bearing. Pope is derived from the post classical Latin, papa, meaning father. The name is its present form first appears in England registers in the year 1273.

Arms - Argent two chevrons gules on a chief of the second an escallop or.

One of the foremost figures on the business horizon of New England during the past half century, an eminently successful business man and manufacturer, was the late William Henry Pope, who was for several decades identified with a number of the largest milling enterprises in Rhode Island.

To him belongs the distinction and honor of having developed and practically established the town of Esmond, R. I. That he was the prime factor in its existence is evident from the fact that upon his retirement from business the enterprise and industry which had been its more prominent feature fell off to a marked degree. Mr. Pope was one of the foremost business men of his day, directing enormous banking and railroad interests.

William Henry Pope was born in Enfield, Hampshire county, Mass., July 18, 1840, son of Icabod and Serena (Woods) Pope. Icabod Pope was a prominent manufacturer of England, and was for several years justice of peace in the town. His wife, Serena (Woods) Pope, was a sister of Josiah Woods, founder and donor of Woods Library, Amherst College; she died in the year 1846. Their son received the advantages of an excellent education, and until he reached the age of fifteen years attended a private school at Enfield. He then went to Pawtucket, R. I., where he resided for a short time with his aunt, Mrs. Frank Pratt. Later, while residing in Providence with an uncle, he attended private schools in that city, and on completing his preliminary studies entered the A. G. Scholfield Business College. Following his graduation from this institution he was employed by various firms in the city. In 1863 he became connected with Albert Gallup, then head of Gallup Brothers, cotton manufacturers, in the office of the firm, and continued in this capacity until the removal of Mr. Gallup to New York City. During the period spent with this firm, Mr. Pope familiarized himself thoroughly with the details of cotton manufacturing, and the practical side of business management, serving, as it were, an apprenticeship to the cotton manufacturing trade. He possessed considerable genius in this line, and in his connection with Gallup Brothers amassed a wealth of information and experience which later stood him in good stead in his own ventures. After the removal of Mr. Gallup to New York, Mr. Pope entered into the independent manufacturing of cotton, after a short period spent in the cotton brokerage business. After 1871 he entered this field, and accepted the agency for the Robert Watson Mills at Willimantic. In 1878 his success in the brokerage business made it possible for him to engage in cotton manufacturing, and he purchased the mill and mill village owned by the Smithfield Manufacturing Company at Allenville, in the town of Smithfield, R. I.

Much older than the 71 year old Naval Aviator, Vietnam POW, Torture Survivor, Republican Conservative Survivor, Presidential Nominee and American Hero, Pope endorsed John McCain in order to stave off any and all future denunciations - as there are and have been misuses of the word as a noun and a verb by Progressive and Conservative Stalinists of both Republican and Democratic Parties:

BTW - I am Catholic and I am voting for John McCain; so are two of my three kids.

From the Catholic Dictionary:
Denunciation (Latin denunciare) is making known the crime of another to one who is his superior. The employment of denunciation has its origin in the Scriptures. Christ ordains (Matthew 18:15-17), "If thy brother shall offend against thee, go, and rebuke him between thee and him alone. If he shall hear thee thou shalt gain thy brother. And if he will not hear thee, take with thee one or two more: that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may stand. And if he will not hear them: tell the church. And if he will not hear the church, let him be to thee as the heathen and publican". As the object of this denunciation was the bettering of one's neighbour, by admonition, not vindictive punishment, it has received the name of charitable or evangelical denunciation. The term paternal correction is also applied to it. ( Emphasis My Own)

After the Church had obtained an official status before the world, it built up a process of criminal law, and judicial denunciation took the place of evangelical. The difference consists in this, that the judicial declaration is made not merely for the reformation, but also for the punishment of the guilty person. By ordinary process of law, it is an accuser who evokes the dormant power of the judge. If the charge be false, such accuser is obliged to sustain the punishment that would have been inflicted on the guilty party. In modern ecclesiastical law proceedings, however, this law of reprisals has gone into desuetude, and in diocesan courts the promotor fiscalis takes the place of the accuser. The difference between the accuser and denouncer is that the latter does not assume the obligation of proving the charge which he brings, and so is not amenable to the law of risks or retaliation. To avoid, however, the multiplication of unfounded charges, a denouncer whose accusation can not be proved, is ordinarily suspended from his benefice and dignities until it is made manifest that his denunciation did not proceed from malice. If the person denounced be declared judicially innocent of the crime laid to him, then the denouncer must make oath that he acted in good faith in bringing the charges. It is allowed to the denouncer to appear also as a witness in the trial. The person denounced is, by that very fact, considered to have suffered in his good name and as a consequence he becomes incapable for a year of receiving any sacred order or benefice, unless he be found innocent. It is to be remarked that denunciation is not supposed to take place until private admonitions have been tried fruitlessly. Denunciation in the strict sense of the law has practically gone in into desuetude, and its place is taken by a simple statement to a superior who has the right of proceeding canonically against delinquents, without subjecting the informer to the obligations incumbent on denouncers.

There is a special obligation imposed by a decree of the Holy Office to denounce heretics, magicians, those who have abused the Sacrament of Penance (see SOLICITATION) and others guilty of similar crimes to the Inquisition (see INQUISITION). Where Catholics, however, live in places where they are mixed with heretics, they are not bound to denounce the latter. The term denunciation is also applied to matters connected with the Sacrament of Matrimony (see BANNS). Finally, as to the obligation of denouncing transgressors, every person is bound to do so, when he can fulfil the duty without grave detriment to himself and with corresponding utility to society or individuals. In certain cases only, is denunciation strictly prescribed, as in those relating to matrimonial impediments, to abuse of the confessional, and to the names of leaders of secret societies.

Catholic Wild Bill Donahue! Take note - Where Catholics, however, live in places where they are mixed with heretics, they are not bound to denounce the latter. You can not denouce down, Bill. Only up. If a crumb is louse of the first order to begin with, how in God's name can one denounce him? His very existence is denunciation aplenty! Does Calypso Louie need a denunciation? Heck no! Pre-school kids know that Al Sharpton is a master race-baiter and Anne Coulter a skinny blond! We hold these truths to be self evident, as Al Gore will have said!

So, it is with the Texas Know-Nothing Goofball; Calypso Louis Farrakhan; Pastor Wright; most people who still talk to the Clintons and Willie Cunningham - let's have a moratorium on Denunciations - that was Joe Stalin's Shtick.

It's Politics, Boys and Girls! Now, once the candidate moves from politics to Governance -then, we can all start squeaking like the low-talkers on NPR and the Loudmouths on Talk Radio.

A man walks into a bar with an alligator. "Do you serve lawyers in here?" the man inquires. "Sure do!" replies the bartender. "Great!" says the man. "I'll have a Coors Light, and how 'bout a lawyer for my 'gator."

Let's get serious, here!


Sheridan Folger said...

You're just great.




Anonymous said...


" A hasty man drinks his tea with a fork"
Chinese Proverb

I am writing to say, thanks for the trip.

Because I am slow on the pick-up it took me some time to realize that this address is your very own blog site. very cool!

While scanning down the postings I came to the, "View my complete personal profile"...about me...selection.

As an old retired Irish drinking man of grand curiosity, I had no choice, the site was a must visit. Just as though it had a sign posted, "Don't look in here, it's the devil's revenge to those who dare".

Sure as 'begeebers' has ever been uttered I was trapped.

You asked:
"Do I believe forks evolved from spoons"?

Great question!

It set the Idle mind asea.
(no reflection to the "Devil's workshop) but, yes ,the pun was intended.

After hours of searching facts and organizing my arguments as well as defining the true definition of the word "evolve"; I came to this answer to your question. (rhetorical I'm sure)

I truly believe
the spoon pre dates the fork in use.
The hands are my first "utensil " of choice. I see the cave man using his fingers to rip and to pick food. I also see the curved palm to supply liquid to the mouth and contain soft oozy substances.
The knife being second but not in contention.

I find it interesting that all historians agree upon the theory that the fork and all utensil development was due to the wealthy,effeminate, europeans who wished to remain "unstained" by their foods while berries, onions, etc.

Thanks again for giving me the idea to ponder Patrick.

Here's one for you:
"Omnia mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis."

Live healthy,

colecurtis said...

True to form Mistah Pat you have done it again. Told the truth with or without everyones approval. You gotta love it and I do. The only one who is entitled to look down upon someone one else and judge them yet does not is the Lord above. If he does not then I must ask what gives anyone else that leberty?